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Why Chile's Stronger Earthquake Won't Be As Deadly As Haiti's

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Yes, the quake that struck the coast of Chile this morning was about 100 times stronger than the quake that devastated Port-au-Prince in early January. But initial reports put the death toll in the very low three digits--120 as I'm writing this. And while that number is certain to climb in the hours and days ahead, no one is expecting the calamitous destruction and loss of life that we've seen in Haiti, where 230,000 are already dead. How can that be?

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